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Wine and Beverage Classes

Discover how to complement the flavors of your favorite foods while learning about the art and science behind producing these palate-pleasing beverages! Our classes are offered through the Wine and Beverage Institute during fall and spring semesters. 

Spring 2022 Schedule

All classes are face-to-face and held on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the McCutchen House. 

Jan. 18

Red Blends from California and the Old World

Blending grape varieties to make a unique wine has long been the tradition of old world wine regions such as Bordeaux.  In California it is a rather new idea. Lets see how they compare! Our chef has created delicious appetizers to complement the tasting. $39 / person.
Register for Red Blends class

Feb. 22

Aussie Wines

Most people think of Shiraz when it comes to wines of Australia. We admit they are delicious, but what else does the Land Down Under have to offer? Come and find out! Our chef has created delicious appetizers to complement the tasting. $39 / person.
Register for Aussie Wines class

March 22

Irish Whiskey

In the spirit of St. Partick’s Day, lets explore what the Irish consider their ‘water of life’! BreakThru’s Whiskey Ambassador Jim Laminack is back by popular demand! Our chef has created delicious appetizers to complement the tasting. $39 / person.
Register for Irish Whiskey class

March 29

Wine 101

Whether you want us to start from the beginning, or simply want a refresher, Wine 101 will cover the basics. In this class we will talk about the most important grapes, how to taste wine,  the relationship between wine and texture, and how that interplays with food pairing.  $39.00 / person.
Register for Wine 101 class

April 19

Mix It Up Italy

This time we are going to the Veneto to explore wines such as Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave, Prosecco. The Italians do it right. Enough said ...  Our chef has created delicious appetizers to complement the tasting. $39 / person.
Register for Mix It Up Italy class

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